While VR may not have lived up to the hype that the early 2000s gave it, that doesn't stop companies like Varjo from trying to push the envelope. The Mixed Reality Headset aims to mimic the the human eye and provides a set of 0.7-inch, Full HD Sony-sourced MicroOLED displays, both of which can offer 3,000 pixel-per-inch density and are magnified to fill up roughly a 20-degree field of view. It features eye tracking and a set of mirrors that move the projected images in front of whereever your eyes are looking. Kits are expected to ship out in early 2019. We'll follow to see if this one lives up to the hype.
Varjo Mixed Reality Headset
Colorware Airpods Retro Earphones
Colorware just released a custom-painted set of Airpods that are inspired by the classic Macintosh design. These limited edition bluetooth headphones are inspired by the Apple IIe and sport a matte putty color with a case featuring faux vents and a rainbow-colored button. Aside from the aesthetic makeover, these are the exact same AirPods that Apple ships (Colorware buys theirs directly from the source), with their incredible sound, W1 chip, 24 hour battery life and click to tap Siri. Available from Colorware for a limited time only.
Oddball Drum Machine
We all know about the simple office pastime of bouncing tennis balls off the wall. Much to the chagrin of our coworkers, you can now use the Oddball to make unique drum beats and loops by doing just that. This fun little device is currently funding on Kickstarter and is down-sized drum machine thats been encased in a bouncy ball that you can throw, drop and bounce to activate. The Oddball acts as the percussion trigger and the internal sensors can translate the noises via Bluetooth to the Oddball mobile app. Intensity is control by the force of the bounces and for the more advanced audio mixers the drum machine can act as a MIDI controller used in apps like Pro Tools, Ableton, Logic Pro and Garageband. The ball charges over USB and ships with the companies own app that is preloaded with multiple effects and audio tools.